Welcome to CutTime Productions –
the art of inspiring the whole community!

CutTime® refreshes classical music with soul and personality to introduce the symphony to the casual and curious in restaurants, bars, clubs, homes, offices, churches and schools. CutTime is two ensembles of 4-8 musicians + the Classical Revolution Detroit series. We expose new listeners to the musical game, batting from our deep bench of lively symphony hits and funky-romantic new compositions. Passionate, funny & informative, both concerts & casual reading events are hosted by founder-composer Rick Robinson (Mr. CutTime), a veteran of the major-league Detroit Symphony Orchestra, to manage a new, hard-hitting team for the classical arts. Loaded with context, key info, amplification & participation, CutTime means it’s time to cut loose with classical music!

Detroit Free Press Music Critic Mark Stryker wrote, “Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life”.

CutTime won a major grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, part of its Knight Arts Challenge, as well as the Kresge Foundation to share the symphony throughout Detroit with the ongoing Classical Revolution Detroit (club classical) series.


Watch a short segment of CutTime on WDIV-TV!